entries 1917 to 1920
came over the B & 0 Railroad on the way home from Parkersburg, West
Virginia May 16, 1917 after finishing Supt. a new (hull) under Steamer Rival,
passed the Rival at Sistersville, West Virginia.
off November 8, 1918 at 10:00 A.M., whistles blow and every one glad.
Found it false report after parading. On Monday November 11, 1918 the
armistice was signed, the people went wild, everyone knocked off work
and had parades all evening.
Shut down at
the Marine ways April 25, 1921, starting Monday. I do not think any of
the men felt any worse about the strikes and shutdowns than myself.
Thursday January 22, 1920, Coffer dam at lock #3 let go, sunk the
Steamer Sailor, drowned three men. She rolled over, sunk a Derrick boat,
and wrecked the third one. Many men had narrow escapes. The Sailor sunk
inside the lock.
2, 1920 fine weather, ice run out.
To Lock #4
Friday January 30, 1920 borrowed five oak logs from superintendent
Strike on at
the Ways July 1, 1920, demand $1.00 per hour, went to work Monday July
12, 1920 at the old rate.